REL134 Week 4 – Understanding Islam


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REL134 Week4 Islam

REL134 Week4: This week, you have the opportunity to provide a brief summary of what you have learned about Islam. You will also explore differences between various groups within Islam and understand current practices today.

Complete Understanding Islam.

Understanding Islam

Part 1: Summary

Write a 350- to 525-word summary of the most significant events in the history of Islam.

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Part 2: Important Elements

Write a 1- to 2-sentence explanation of the importance to Muslims of each of the elements listed in the table below.

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Part 3: Similarities and Differences

Select two of the branches of Islam (e.g., Sunni, Shia/Shiite, Sufi) to compare and contrast. Identify them in the table below.

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Describe at least three similarities and/or differences, including at least one similarity and one difference in how these two branches of Islam practice their traditions.

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Include references formatted according to APA guidelines. You may find helpful resources for formatting citations in the Center for Writing Excellence in the University Library.

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